M, my ex has PSP. M & I have stayed friendly and fairly close raising our son, G, now 18. G visits M on some weekends and says: 'the father I knew is dead.' M's wife is a wonderful woman and we've conferred about dealing with the healthcare system.
I know I am on the outside and I respect that. But maybe because of our history and the connection of our son, I am concerned. They seem to be in a state of denial - they don't talk about PSP. We went to the appointment together - his wife wanted my support - and it was undeniable. But they don't acknowledge it. He's not on meds and the PSP is progressing rapidly - M is hardly mobile now, so dizzy. He just watches movies. He can hardly speak and his writing has stopped - used to be so lucid. His condition only started about a year ago.
Has anyone dealt with denial before and does it matter..? Maybe not...